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Tournaments 2018

The list grows every year and 2018 is bigger than ever, and more of us are now competing abroad as well.

Making the decision on which to attend is getting harder and harder.... more

Kayak Projects HOBIE OUTBACK - TOURNAMENT SET UP HOBIE REVOLUTION 16 Rod Rest Anchor Trolley Fitting a Garmin EchoMAP 75sv Finder Bait Cutting Board Hobie Gear Bucket Camera Mounts Vantage Seat Bag Fitting YakAttack GearTrac Hobie H-Crate Hobie Gear Pockets HOBIE REVOLUTION 13 Fitting a Lowrance Fish Finder Screw Hole Repair Fitting YakAttacks GTSL90 Track System Fitting YakAttack GTSL90 with Rigging Bullets YakAttack BlackPak SeaDek Sound Proofing The Hobie Sail Kit Hobie Sail Reefing Device Hobie Rudder Upgrade Fitting Hobie Sidekicks CAPER Getting Started Fitting a 6" Hatch Fitting a Fish Finder Installing a Flush Rod Holder Installing a Dash Mount Compass Making a Paddle Keeper Fixtures and Fittings List TRIDENT 11 Getting Started Tankwell Hatch Mounting the Torqeedo Rudder Controls Torqeedo Controls TRIDENT 15 Fitting a RAM-117 Rod Holder Fitting a Richie Kayaker S-59 Compass Fitting a Navigation Light Fitting a Humminbird Fishfinder/GPS PROWLER 13 Prowler Seat Upgrade Fitting a Scotty Triple Rod Holder Fitting Ocean Kayak's Flush Mounts Making Rocket Launcher Style Rod Holders Installing a Fishfinder v2 Anchor Trolley System Anchor Trolley System for 2007 Prowler 13 The Crate P13 Fixtures and Fittings List MALIBU II XL Laying Out Fittings Fitting a Gaspachi Hatch Central Cargo Net 4 inch Hatch Scotty Flush Deck Mounts Malibu Rod Mounts PROJECT EXTRAS Scupper Pro Rod Pod Conversion Anchor Line Reel - Paul Fennell (Darnsarf) High Visibility Light Rod Building Hatch Accessory Bag Grapnel Anchor Bait Tank Buoy Leash Petrol Jet Drive Fitting an Eagle Fishfinder Big Game Console Scotty Double Extension Rod Holders Rod Holders and Mount Guide Fitting a Centre Hatch RAM-119SW Fly Fishing Line Tray Paddle Selector Kayak Fishing Photograph and Videography Kayak Storage Rack SCUPPER PRO

Hobie SideKick AMA Kit

I'm not the only person that will be using the Hobie Revolution 16, in fact one of the first people to use it was a friend from Sweden who was more use to fishing from a Pro Angler or Hobie Outback, he asked if I could fit the SideKick AMA Kit before he borrowed it for a Tournament he would be borrowing it for. As I'm sure I'll be using it with the Sail Kit at some point I obliged.

Normally the SideKicks would be fitted behind the CT Vantage Seat, I had plans for that area so had to think again. Further back behind where the H-Crate sits would be the only option.


Getting the main permanently fitted bar square on the back of the hull was key, so I used the rear bungee as my point to measure from... I have a lot of faith that Hobie have squared everything up in the original moulds so fittings are placed accurately around the hull.

The bar base fixture was slid into place, centred over the width of the gunwale, I also checked inside the hull to ensure the moulding was clear to get a washer and nut in once drilled.

The first hole was drilled, the bolt dropped in place.


Then the otherside was drilled and bolted after checking nothing had moved. Drilling right through the base plate hole using it as a guide.


The bar was left in place so that the base plate is square across the kayak. Then the second hole drilled, bolt dropped in.


Followed by the final hole.


Drill holes were cleaned up with a sharp blade, a little sealant adhesive squeezed into the hold to ensure a good waterproof seal.


The bar was then clamped in place.


Ensuring that the bar protruded equally on both sides of the kayak.


The bar also needs twisting so that the SideKicks can be raised and lowered into the correct positions. It's worth fitting a SideKick to do this properly.


Finally tighten all the bolts.


Job done.


If you have more than one kayak that you want to fit the SideKick AMA's too Hobie do offer the mounting bar as a separate kit.

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